Video Pick: Good sport admits he wasn't fouled

Jonas Hofmann of Borussia Monchengladbach fessed up that his stumble wasn’t from contact by Bayern Munich’s Thiago, prompting referee Tobias Stieler. to change his free kick call and handshakes all around. The fair play gesture came despite Gladbach needing a scoring chance during the 1-0 loss.

3 comments about "Video Pick: Good sport admits he wasn't fouled".
  1. Kevin Havener, March 23, 2017 at 8:17 a.m.

    But Hoffman obviously was guilty of embellishment. Why wasn't he put on the spot by being given a yellow card or by reporters after the game? He said it was no big deal, but embellishment is a very big deal.

  2. Ric Fonseca, March 23, 2017 at 5:33 p.m.

    Hey, at least he practiced the "honesty is the best policy," which is something that, as a former referee, I always preferred, even when I made the wrong call, and restarted play (before the ball was put in play) with a drop ball... :)

  3. Eve Montgomery, March 24, 2017 at 12:27 p.m.

    No way is he "obviously" guilty of embellishment. It's a completely reasonable probability that his accelerated forward motion combined with some imbalance caused by any variety of factors could have caused his tumble. Some people just always have to see the negative, the scandal in any situation-- even this very respectable example of a good sportsmanship .

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